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Should I buy property with my SMSF? - Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Fri 10:00am 13 Apr 2018
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Should I buy my next investment home using my SMSF? The question very straightforward but the answer, never simple enough - it depends. What's your appetite for complexity? How much time do you have? Is your professional advice team on the ready (consisting of solicitor, financial planner, accountant and lender)? How much do you have held in funds?

Whilst the servicing and credit assessment are simple enough, the preparation and consultation involved in buying a home using your SMSF is something that is incredibly time-consuming and often costly. It's never advised that you simply go head first into this transaction unaided and Laura advises that you should do your proper diligence in seeing if it is the right move. Educate yourself.

Laura notes that buying homes using your SMSF is more common amongst seasoned business owners, particularly, those with already complex structures in place. These may be trusts or owning several companies but the moral of the story is that it will involve serious advice, time, money, and of course good decision making. Ensuring your affairs are in order also ensures compliance with the strict and complex lending laws surrounding this area of finance.

Seek the right advice for your personal situation today by contacting Laura Sillano of Pod Financial on 0422 320 497 or emailing the team on

DISCLAIMER: The advice provided in this video is only general in nature. Please seek the advice of a trained and qualified professional for advice that suits your particular circumstance.

Meet our resident experts

Robert King

Robert King


Robert is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent & Xero Guru. He spends his time helping clients through all stages of the business cycle from setting up a business through to its eventual sale.

Laura Sillano

Laura Sillano

Mortgage Lending

Laura is a Residential Mortgage Broker with over 11 years experience. She is passionate about educating her clients about their options, and provides mortgage lending advice that is grounded by life experience.

Helen Baker

Helen Baker

Financial Planning

Helen Baker, founder of On Your Own Two Feet, is an experienced financial adviser and firmly believes in the benefits of having a strong team of professionals to underpin your financial foundations.

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Why is it important to network weekly?

Tue 10 Oct 2017

We talk with Julie Bannister about the reasons that it is important to network weekly if you are going to network at all.

To know, like and trust someone, you have to be consistent and reliable to  ...


Arthur McKinley on the eCentral Business Show - Leadership v Entrepreneurship

Fri 06 Oct 2017

Arthur McKinley is a senior and well-respected member of the Queensland business community comes talks with John Nayler about the difference between Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

These well-worn ...


What it takes to be a great Leader

Fri 06 Oct 2017

Donna Hein has honed her leaderships over a long career in tourism, recruitment, education and training.

Along the way, she has identified some of the key qualities of a great leader. She shares th ...


Why health, weight and self image are linked to your success.

Wed 04 Oct 2017

Tegan Hudak from Wellpower Solutions talks with John Nayler about the importance of health and how being a healthy weight is important to your success.

First impressions, energy levels, living longe ...


Lana Luise on the eCentral Business Show

Tue 03 Oct 2017

With so many social media in existence these days, it's hard to know which one to drive your business or market through. Lana Luise from space digital comes in to talk to us about the different outlet ...


Julie Bannister on the eCenttral Business Show

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Is in-person networking still relevant in the digital era is the question that we propose to Julie Bannister. Owner of a business networking group, Julie feels that in person connection is important  ...


Tofe Evans on the eCentral Business Show

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Tofe Evans speaks about the various challenges he has faced in his life and how he has now built his "resilience" to seek out and face challenges with zest. In pursuit of this character trait, he has  ...


Tom Peters talks about 59

Tom Peters delivers a powerful talk about leadership, change and innovation

Tue 26 Sep 2017

This powerful talk by Tom Peter's is full of pointed and Powerful advice. In his direct talking Manor kiosk that leaders take the step of doing things such as "hanging out with weird people".

He al ...


Cassandra Woodforth on the eCentral Business Show

Mon 25 Sep 2017

Is NBN the answer for business is the subject of this interview with Cassandra Woodforth from ECN Communications.

Business is relying on Internet more than ever so fast and reliable Internet is an ...


What is the secret of big brands that is staring you in the face?

Fri 22 Sep 2017

"What is the secret of big brands that is staring you in the face" is the subject of this very special digital marketing video.

Over the years we have come to notice that big brands of the digital  ...


Why your website must have SSL security now

Thu 21 Sep 2017

Google have been suggesting since 2014 that SSL security as a good feature to have in your website to secure the data transfer between you and your clients and prospects.

Midway through 2017 they h ...


How to retire early with Michael Del Castillo

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Michael Del Castillo reminds us the age old strategy to retire early. The well worn path as far as I am concerned is the following:
1. Start now
2. Make a plan
3. Execute


Airbnb founder tells his story [external video]

Tue 19 Sep 2017

Don't know the Airbnb story??? This polished performance is an essential insight for anyone thinking about being a "disruptor". It's the fainthearted, and not necessarily for anyone that has a brillia ...


How to make powerful business imagery with Paul Lewin

Tue 19 Sep 2017

How to make powerful business photos is the subject of this episode with Paul Lewin from Paul Lewin photography.

Expert in the field, Paul takes us through a 3 step process for making sure you are on target and produce the best photos for business.


Black hat SEO explained

What is BLACK HAT Search Engine Optimisation?

Mon 18 Sep 2017

People ask me all the time for the truth about SEO - Search Engine Optimisation.

It's been around since the first search engines started to index the Internet. Business and other entities have been ...


How to avoid the most common employee lawsuits with Michelle Chadburn

Fri 15 Sep 2017

How to avoid the most common employee lawsuits is the subject of our interview with Michelle Chadburn on the eCentral Business Show. Working for NB Lawyers - the lawyers for employers, Michelle is inv ...


How do decide which video marketing is right for you

Wed 13 Sep 2017

Dave Meikle and I discuss the various video marketing outlet's, the ways that each works and some great examples of how business puts video to work in each channel to succeed on a budget.


How to develop leadership skills with Tony Curl

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Tony Curl from Think and Grow Business speaks on the eCentral Business Show about how to develop leadership skills, their importance and why business people need to do it.


How to Win a Mediation with Farley Tolpen

Thu 07 Sep 2017

Farley Tolpen talks about how to win at a mediation and the ways to go to mediation with the right attitude and strategy. He also talks about the importance to resolve matters and the value of princip ...


Mel Telecican with John Nayler

Mel Telecican from on the eCentral Business Show

Tue 05 Sep 2017

We speak with Mel about participation on the Speakable You course with Jacqueline Nagle. Not only has it shown her a glimpse of the power in a keynote speech, but it has reshaped the way that she spea ...


Kaitlin Sells with John Nayler

How to ensure you don't over-capitalise with Kaitlin Sells

Mon 04 Sep 2017

Kaitlin Sells speaks about the different approach at Family Home Experts to helping home owners and investors make better decisions about renovations... and better buying decisions.


Jen Rottman speaks about Facebook chatbots

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Jen Rottman from JLD Relations talks about chat bots, reaching new markets on Facebook and other social media spaces. With over 2 billion users on Facebook Messenger, automating some interactions pow ...


Lisa Fogarty from Performance Circle

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Lisa Fogarty speaks with John Nayler from the eCentral Business Show creating her own business after a long career working for the finance industry. Performance Circle is the name of her business which invites business to "walk in the customer's shoes". Come on the journey with Lisa as we explore her story on the eCentral business show.


Richard Davies with John Nayler

Richard Davies talks about how venture capital can work for and against a business.

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Richard Davies speaks on the eCentral Business Show about the possible major pitfall that awaits with the dream venture capital offer. Watch this video to learn how to decide about venture capture.



Soul Growers wine

Soul Growers

Tue 15 Aug 2017

As part of a networking and guest event, we hosted BNI Pegasus at our East Brisbane offices. Wine sponsor for the night was Paul Heinicke from Soul Growers who spoke to our John Nayler about the rang ...


Tongue Point and view to Whitehaven Beach

Charter Yachts Australia - Charter Bareboat sailing the Whitsundays

Tue 01 Aug 2017

In the briefest of holidays, eCentral set sail for the Whitsundays with Charter Yachts Australia on their Lightwave 45 "Reflections". We composed a video blog series.... of course. :-)


Von Barnes from Pinnacle Properties talks about value adding and the

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Von Barnes from Pinnacle Properties talks about the value adding that they offer to vendors of properties and the simple improvements that can make tens of thousands of dollars difference to a propert ...


Melissa Meagher and Helen Baker speak about financial planning and budgetting

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Melissa Meagher from Talking Money Financial Planners and Helen Baker talk about budgeting, financial security and financial planning on the eCentral Business Show.

This interview was recorded live  ...


Kim Acworth with John Nayler

Kim Acworth - Acworth Recruitment

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Kim Acworth talks with us on the eCentral Business Show about the advantages for small business to consider using a recruitment agency for the first time

- Taking a professional approach
- Gettin ...


Jackie Strachan on the eCentral Business Show

HR tactics - Jackie Strachan

Wed 28 Jun 2017

We speak with Jackie Strachan about her business HR tactics.

Jackie explains about the building blocks of human resources including compliance, policies and procedures, recruitment, job descriptions ...


Belinda Shaw from NO BS Business Strategies on the eCentral Business Show

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Launching a new product today!

We are proud to introduce the eCentral Business Show.

Our inaugural episode we are very pleased to speak with Belinda Shaw from No BS Business Strategies.

She spoke ...



What business leaders say about eCentral

"... consistently impressed with quality software"

... continuously and consistently impressed with quality software systems, web site design and now digital marketing. Key to the success in the past two years eCentral assisted us with their reputation management service that has positioned us as one of the most highly rated and recognised conveyancing practises in Queensland.

John Horrocks
River City Conveyancing

... placed us in an enviable position...

eCentral's involvement with Cumberland Charter Yachts since 1998 has always resulted in quality results, return on investment and systems supporting the business and operational processes. eCentral's engagement consistently operated with integrity and close adherence to our operational and business goals. The web site, software and supporting marketing advice has placed us in an enviable position in the view of market contemporaries.

Charlie Preen
Cumberland Charter Yachts

Great product, great service within great time

The eCentral team were clear and precise with executing my website, branding and marketing needs. They were on time, on price and fit perfectly the vision I set out for. John is a completely professional and emapthic person who I would highly recommend for any business looking to improve their digital marketing and systems.

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